"Hi Jeff. Here you have a short overview about our programmes are designed and selected: http://www.sdgfund.org/selection-programmes. Something that is very important for us is engaging business from the very beginning in the design phase."
"Thank you to all of you. It was a very engaging conversation. We really had a lot of good food for thought. We are just starting the implementation of the Agenda 2030, its only been 2 months so far. We have 15 years to make it happen. We can achieve…"
"Hi Barbara. I completely agree. To eradicate poverty and end hunger we should work both at the global, regional and local levels. This is what we are trying to do at the SDG-Fund. We have global partnerships including the one to produce this Report…"
"Following all the comments, I would like to share some examples of our work with the private sector in the field:
In Guatemala for example, we started working with Fundacion Tigo, the philanthropy arm of a telecommunications provider of the same…"
"Thanks Giovanni. This is exactly what we are preparing with the companies in our Private Sector Advisory Group: An action plan for the co-designing, co-investment and co-implementation of the SDGs in the field."
"Thanks Jane. This is exactly what we are doing in the SDG-Fund. Co-creating and co-implementing the programmes with the private sector, local governments and the UN system. The private sector could also contribute to the programmes through matching…"
"We have received from NUTRESA the following answers to the second and third question:
2. How can business most effectively engage in the SDGs, and how can the UN most effectively engage with business?
* Promoting spaces where sharing…"
"Regarding the third question, From my point of view, as articulated in our Report, the main priority would be to break down prejudices and building mutual understanding and trust between the UN and the private sector. We need to invest time in…"
"We have received from Nutresa, one of the members of the SDG-Fund Private Sector Advisory Group the following answer: (They have technical problems to access the online discussion), the following answer:
1. What is the business and development case…"
"The private sector has been invited to think deeply and act decisively about how to make a difference. However, at the same time and in order to harness the expertise and in-kind potential of the private sector, the United Nations needs to listen…"
"the UN's deep understanding of development issues goes beyond its convening power. As the UN Agencies have a really good understanding of the needs of the country but also of the multidimensional approach to eradicate poverty. Mike, we are…"
"You are completely right Jane. Looking forward. As you know, the SDG-Fund works currently with 14 UN Agencies in our Joint Programmes, and various partners. The added value of the Fund is our inter-agency approach, which is valuable for all the…"
"Hi Graham. We are working closely with UN Global Compact. Global Compact is working more in the side of advocacy and networking building while the SDG-Fund is working on the implementation of the SDGs. That is the reason why we are doing a…"
"Thank you Bianca from the SDG-Fund, we are already starting to work with the private sector and committed companies in the implementation of the SDGs. This Report prepared by the SDGFund with Business Fights Poverty and Harvard Kennedy School is a…"